Computerworld: Q&A: Novell CTO Says Acquisitions Are Reinvigorating the Company
Aug 06, 2004, 12:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"When Novell announced its purchase of SUSE Linux, the
reaction of many longtime Novell NetWare customers and the IT
industry in general seemed to be very positive. But since the
Ximian and SUSE announcements, Novell arguably hasn't kept up that
marketplace excitement. Where did that public energy and enthusiasm
"We clearly have had our heads down, that is absolutely true.
The one thing that a lot of people in the investment community said
to us when we were doing all this was, 'We're going to be watching
you for execution, not for enthusiasm.' So we have been heads-down
working on that [job]..."